Time Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements in an Internal Combustion Engine 2005-01-3868
High frame rate particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements were performed in a motored engine at speeds of 600 and 1200 rpm under both throttled and unthrottled conditions. Data were acquired at 1 kHz throughout the entire engine cycle, allowing the temporal and spatial evolution of the flow to be observed. The data were both temporally and spatially filtered to study the turbulent flowfield. The mean (over the spatial domain) kinetic energy of the high-pass filtered data, and its evolution with cutoff frequency or length, was used to quantitatively compare differences between operating conditions and different cycles at the same condition. The difference in fluctuation kinetic energy, when normalized, between different operating conditions was found to be comparable to the difference between cycles. A comparison between spatially and temporally filtered data at the same level of fluctuation kinetic energy was performed. The turbulent structures were found to be quite comparable for both filtering methods.